Sometimes, we get caught up in nostalgia, future fantasy, or both, and we don’t embrace the “now.” For this week’s challenge, take a moment to notice your present, and share a photo of it.
Everyone loves Michael.
Happy 11th birthday, August 21st.
(Top left-at your baptism by your namesake Fr. Michael Joseph Zeps, S.J. Then your Godfather Joe, Dad, FF Marlene, Uncle Joey again, Aunt Lala-August bday club and your Mom holding you on the bottom)
He is one loveable young man. (Last year I might have said boy)
Concentrating on his yo-yo skills in Pittsburgh. Summer 2016
Language camp last week -photo by parents
Teasing old Grandma, making me think your head was stuck!
Michael if you want to see how quickly you are growing up, here are some blog posts documenting your growth!
Seems as if you just turned 10- tenth birthday post
A Florida Rainbow appeared when you were born. 9 years old
*Seems you were 8 not so long ago 8th birthday post
* Here’s your 7th birthday
Laura made you an Alvin and the Chipmunks cake when you were Five – Chipmunks Cake
Don’t know what happened to six but you were my first photo on the blog with Murphy the Airedale.
And here you are with Henry the Airedale
Love you lots
Happy 11th Birthday to you Michael Joseph
P.S. I need a photo of me with you, please. Birthday mail on the way.
My colleague and friend gave me this card that’s she’s been saving for when she’d see me.
She’s had it for me for a year, for my retirement last June.
We gathered together for another colleague’s retirement Thursday evening.
I love that she gave it to me tonight and I’m reading the message on the little change purse.
Plus a nice gift card to spend at the bookstore. Wow! It’s a feel good message all around and never too late. Fun to receive.
Great photo. Great card.
Hope you don’t mind my posting it.
Love to all, near and far.
No matter if decades pass since you’ve seen one another.
You shared something special and exciting a long time ago.
When you remember, they’re younger and laughing and you’re younger and laughing, too. Life was good.
All those years I didn’t mail Christmas cards.
Wish I’d kept in better touch. You hear the sad news.
These tulips are for Mary Therese who passed May 12th.
There’s a celebration of her life at Our Lady of the Pines in Black Forest, Colorado Friday morning, but I’m in Pittsburgh.
I want to tell her beloved husband, Joe, I’m sorry, I remember and I will keep them both in my heart.
Hers is a life to celebrate!
Mary Therese Bonnet
The Wedding Celebration on Friday 4-8-16
One love- Weekly photo challenge
Anne McCarthy prompts bloggers – “The universe is telling me to focus on love. What is it saying to you?”
Canada Geese love- is she playing hard to get?
Froo Froo Marlene has been crocheting for months. Hand work takes time
Her efforts paid off though cause the grandkids (who all swim for Ohio State Swim Club) were excited to receive their aquatic afghan sleeves. Marlene also created some photo books for each grandchild too, and I got a creative magnet and mug with all the grandchildren featured!
She made one for Baby Charlie, too. Here he is being swallowed up by his Jaws blanket!
PapPap picked out the wild and crazy SingTrix Karaoke Machine (as seen on Shark Tank, too) It provided a lot of entertainment and everyone wanted a turn. Pap Pap’s rendition of Elvis’ Love Me Tender is still at number one for the performances.
A very merry Christmas and I just read the Weekly Photo Challenge is NOW
If you are a crocheter and want the link to the patterns, I’ll get them from Grandma Marlene in the morning
Maura Clare born November 17, 2008. Celebrating her seventh birthday today.
Happy 7th Birthday Maura Clare. Thanks to FF Marlene for the Last Pic as Six.
I thought about adding a couple of your selfies that keep showing up on my phone!!)
Love from your Grandma Ruthie